Tierra de Barros

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Tierra de Barros
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Location in the province of Badajoz
Country Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Capital Almendralejo
Area
  Total1,419 km2 (548 sq mi)
Population
  Total74,872
  Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Tierra de Barros is a comarca in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. Its capital and administrative center is Almendralejo. The comarca contains 15 municipalities and 74,872 inhabitants (INE 2008).

Economy

Tierra de Barros is a wine growing region, particularly for Cayetana grapes. It is one of the regions were Ribera del Guadiana DOC wine is produced. [1]

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References

  1. "*** Extremadura. Wine from Extremadura. Ribera del Guadiana wines, modern wines from Spain * Vins d'Extremadure. Vins de Ribera del Guadiana, Espagne * die Weine der Extremadura - Tierra de Barros". www.riberadelguadiana.eu. Archived from the original on 2010-08-13.

Coordinates: 38°41′N6°24′W / 38.683°N 6.400°W / 38.683; -6.400